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Chinese dissident's widow sends desperate letter

Bejing - Friends of the late Chinese democracy advocate and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo voiced concern about his widow's health on Thursday after she sent a letter showing signs of deep depression.

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta - A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

With IS in tatters, Syria Kurds fear US to abandon them

Kamishli - Syria's Kurds fear the steadfast ally they found in the US to successfully take on Islamic State group jihadists may now leave them to face threats from Turkey and Damascus alone.

Interview with Joshua Morrow from 'The Young and The Restless' Special

Emmy-nominated actor Joshua Morrow from "The Young and The Restless" chatted with Digital Journal about his acting career, family life and success.

Amy Grant and Vince Gill to be featured on 'Today'

One of the best-loved couples in music, Amy Grant and Vince Gill will be appearing on NBC's "Today" on Thursday, December 14.

Mutiny in the ranks: May's weakness in five points

London - A rebellion in Britain's parliament over Brexit legislation spells trouble ahead for Prime Minister Theresa May as she heads to an EU summit Thursday, hobbled by divisions within her party.

Banking cryptocurrency Ripple increases in value by over 50%

The cryptocurrency Ripple has more than doubled in price this week and is now the fourth largest by market cap. Ripple has overtaken Litecoin, another alternative coin with similar gains over the past week. Bitcoin's rally is driving the trend.

Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Cali - Leidy Garcia awoke one morning in 2011 to discover she could no longer see. By then, Francia Papamija was already blind.

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

Washington - The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

London - French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.

US presses Thailand to downgrade ties with North Korea

Bangkok - The US has urged Thailand to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea, a senior Thai official said Thursday after meeting with an American envoy, as the Trump administration pushes ahead with a global campaign to further isolate the nuclear...

S. Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president's friend

Seoul - The powerful secret confidante at the centre of the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye should spend the next quarter of a century in prison, prosecutors demanded Thursday.

How the Internet of Things is starting to disrupt telecoms

The Internet of Things is is forecast to add $14 trillion of economic value to the global economy by 2030. This presents opportunities for the telecoms sector. In embracing these challenges partnership models will become more common.

Israel drug giant Teva announces 14,000 job cuts over two years

Jerusalem - Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts over two years as it unveiled a wide-reaching restructuring plan after facing low prices for generic drugs.

Fortified by family and China cash, Cambodia's strongman digs in

Phnom Penh - Secured by family and party ties, Chinese cash and his own ruthless political instincts, Cambodian strongman Hun Sen has taken a wrecking ball to the kingdom's fragile democracy in a campaign to extend his 32-year rule.

Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge

Hong Kong - Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

Yangon - At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.

Hungary hails EU chief's refugee quota rejection

Budapest - Hungary's rightwing government, a fierce opponent of mass immigration, on Thursday welcomed EU President Donald Tusk's rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.

Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea, warns UN boss

Toukyo - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres Thursday warned the world against "sleepwalking into war" over North Korea, as he called for diplomatic efforts to banish nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

N. Korean defector pleads to return at UN event

Seoul - A North Korean defector interrupted a United Nations human rights press conference in Seoul on Thursday to plead tearfully to be allowed to go back to her relatives in Pyongyang.
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